Here we go! 5 gems of the week. Strong in rotation and you can find on my weekly KCRW shows.
Carmack has demonstrated his growth on his new album, VIISTA. Looking forward to seeing this experience live! Carmack has strength on the beats but seeing is growth into creating a solid sonic landscape into song building is promising!
Hiatus Kaiyote’s Clever Austin returns with some melodic gems. Shout outs to Si of Wondercore for passing this may way during his recent LA visit.
As I was prepping for a set earlier in the year, somehow Daniela Andrade popped up on my radar. This bilingual artist had a catalogue of covers and I was trying to figure her out but her new material finds this amazing songstress developing her footing.
Can’t front. This is my shit! If you have listened to my weekly show on 89.9 FM in LA then odds are you have heard this gem at least a zillion times..
Vibes galore all over this beautiful gem from Fallen Roses. Hannah Jenkins kills this cut.
This weekend’s sets feature the musical growth of Mr. Carmack on his latest album, Viista plus amazing edits courtesy of King Most, Jon Reyes and Tall Black’s usage of a One Way sample to kick off the sets still blows me away. On Saturday, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Q Tip’s Amplified album + some under the radar artists you should be hip to including Daniela Andrade, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Remi Wolf and more. Oh! And new Jose James with some special friends! A straight banger!
Tall Black Guy – Simply Timeless
Groove Theory – Tell Me (King Most redirection)
DJ Platurn – Seu Jorge – Tive Razao (Drum edit)
Blur – Beetlebum Souleance – Novo Mundo
Mr. Carmack – All These Flags
Flowering Inferno & Quantic – Dub Y Guaguanco
Black Pumas – Old Man
Dojo Cuts – Falling In Love Again
Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around (Jon Reyes)
Dao – Belem Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Che Che Cole
Ginger Root – B4
Partynextdoor – Loyal (Ft. Drake)
Koffee – Toast (Full Crate remix)
J Balvin – Blanco (Intro)
Panjabi MC – Yaaran Kollon Sikh Kuriye
Briditte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem – C’Est Normal
D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie (King Most redirection)
Beck – Star
N.E.R.D. – Run To The Sun
Q-Tip – Go Hard
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
Q-Tip Things We Do
Brainstory – Breathe
Hackney Colliery Band – All Of The Lights
Yeek – Shake
Guts – Li Dous Konsa
Radiohead – Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
JMSN – Addicted
Tess Henley – Dean Martin
San Simon – Golden Lady
Daniela Andrade – Gallo Pinto
Fallen Roses – Crush
Bryony Jarman-Pinto – Saffron Yellow (Jesse Fischer remix)
The Polyversal Souls – Odo Agye Gye Me (Ft. Sir Frank Karikari)
Flavia Coelho – Billy Django
Goldlink – U Say (Ft. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Prince)
Jean Tonique – Sunny Side Up
Maye – Tu
Tyler, The Creator & Jerry Paper – Hot Chocolate
Kid Cudi – Simple As
Free Nationals – Shibuya (Ft. Syd)
Jose James – I Need Your Love (Ft. LEdisi and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah)
Mr. Carmack – Okay!
FKA twigs – Holy Terrain (Ft. Future)
Coubo – African Spaceship
The Stepkids – La La
Brainstory – Peter Pan
The Mighty Bops – Freestyle Liguistique (Ft. EJM)
Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur Cafe
Jose Feliciano – Golden Lady
Little Brother – The Feel
Teebs – Shells Joe Dukie & Recloose – Dust (Submariner mix)
Axwell vs Kenix – Never Found No One Like U
Ben Westbeech – So Good Today (Dapking remix)
Brockhampton – Boy Bye
Nina Simone – See Line Woman
Cutso – Joybringer
Pharrell – Frontin (King Most redirection)
Hermanos Tuiran – Lluvia (George T mix)
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park Black Pumas – Know You Better
Remi Wolf – Guy
The Poets of Rhythm – Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)
Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around (Jon Reys Nitenday edit)
Black Uhuru & Lumidee – Leave A Big Spliff (Doc Adams edit)
Rumba Tres – No Se No Se
Clambon – Folklore
Stwo – Anna
Jazzanova – Look What You’re Doin’ To Me
Sault – Let Me Go
Sam O.B. – When We’re Awake
Reyna Tropical La Madrugada Rockabye Baby! – Everything In It’s Right Place
Okzharp – Dear Ribane
Mos Def – Umi Says Soul Supreme (Flipout remix)
Fallen Roses – Crush (Ft. Hannah Jenkins)
DJ Center – Dem Say Ah (Akoya re-rub)
Dorothy Ashby – Secret Love
Brockhampton – Sugar
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Arlo Parks – George
Gray – Sweetness of the New (Free The Robots remix)
Dirg Gerner – The Art Of Letting Go
Yuna – Crush (Ft. Usher)(Jon Reyes Daynnite edit)
A Bossa Eletrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Phife Dawg – Bend Ova
Thom Yorke – Impossible Knots
Day Fly – Magnet
The Supremes – Can’t Hurry Love (King Most redirection)
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Doc Adam edit)
Buddy – Trouble On Central
Tall Black Guy – Simply Timeless
Roger – You Should Be Mine (Jim Sharpe edit)
Carlos Dafe – De Alegria Raiou O Dia
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint (Singularis edit)
Not only does this beat bump, but Brittany is dropping some serious knowledge on her experience as a bi-racial woman. I played this cut on Sunday’s KCRW show and almost lost my mind on the drums. Brittany is seriously pushing new ground outside of Alabama Shakes and I dig it.
Timing is everything. Give Daniela some time. I’m a fan of her sound and especially this video for Genesis. This Canadian singer/songwriter is creating her own lane utilizing Youtube and various other platforms as her creative outlet.
This new album is really hard to put into a box. One of the reasons why I appreciate it.
New release from Finneas. Thought this was some newcomer, did my research, and wow. Heavyweight! Lol. Still slaps tho!
Another heavyweight who should be on your radar. You have sung her hooks on classics but when she records on her solo material, she pushes boundaries with vocal loops, panning and just sonic goods.